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Wishbone Ash


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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is melodic rock at it's finest, with a twin lead guitar attack and vocal harmonies that make this extremely accessible.

The record opens with "Time Was" that for 3 minutes is delicate and pastoral with beautiful guitar and gentle vocals until the tempo speeds up and we have a guitar driven rocker.Nice. "Sometime World" is a slower paced song with the focus on the vocals until like the first song things accelerate 3 minutes in. The vocal melody is pretty cool with nice bass lines, but check out the last couple of minutes where there is this fantastic guitar solo that just goes on and on. "Blowin' Free" is a fan favourite that features some slide guitar and three of the guys singing on this one. Again the guitar is so good !

"The King Will Come" builds in the beginning with some great interplay between the drums and guitar. The lyrics are taken from the Bible and are great. "Leaf And Stream" is a beautiful folk song with some tasteful, intricate guitar melodies. "Warrior" opens with a nice 1 minute guitar solo. The vocals are reserved and sad as the soldier in our story contemplates leaving home and family behind to go to war. The soundscape speeds up as he gathers strength knowing he must fight to be free. This song blends into the next one "Throw Down The Sword" opening with some beautiful guitar melodies.This song becomes powerful and emotional as the war is over ! And the guitar is soaring ! A great way to end this amazing record.

This is just a great listen with no weak tracks. Just don't expect anything too challenging or adventerous. A pleasant listen.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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